By David Demarco, Editor
The Rams traveled to Charlotte for an afternoon showdown. After winning two straight, the St. Louis team set their sights on winning their third straight game. The game stood as a must win for both teams as they each fought to stay in the playoff chase.
The Panthers jumped ahead early with the Panther’s Captain Munnerlyn intercepting Sam Bradford and returning it for six. After the Panthers managed to set the tone early, the Rams were unable to get the engine started. The foundation of the Ram’s win streak, the running game, was slowed down to three yards per carry and failed to move the chains. Bradford was the usual average and unspectacular. Cam Newton wasn’t asked to do too much but when he did he was more than serviceable. Completing 15 of 17 passes with a touchdown, Newton had the better show of former Heisman winners.
Janoris Jenkins, Harvey Dahl, Chris Long and several other Rams were at the center of several post-whistle scuffles and noticeable trash talking. Emotions ran high and self-inflicted wounds from penalties, drops and a turnover difference of three trampled the Rams and kept them fighting from behind. With the Rams trying to pull off some late game magic, Bradford took a hit to the knee while scrambling out of bounds. After immediately clutching his knee, the injury appeared serious, and Bradford was carted off the field. Kellen Clemens came in and finished out the game with the Panthers defeating the Rams 30-15. The now 3-4 Rams head back home to host the division rival and red hot Seattle Seahawks.